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Video Games

How it was done: Choreographing Warframe through iMessage

Great Guns director Dan Trachtenberg is a big fan of free-to-play video game Warframe, so when the opportunity came up to helm a promo for the title he was beyond excited. The result is an amazing six-minute CG film full of action including...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Behind the Idea: Restoring Faith for ŠKODA

When it came to launching a new campaign for automotive brand ŠKODA recently, the client pointed to the success of its work with Paloma Faith last year for inspiration as it sent sales through the roof. But the Fallon creative team on the...

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Advertising

Super Bowl Ads 2018

Whilst traditional TV advertising has long been superseded by digital as the most relevant and important medium for marketers and agencies alike, adland always resets itself for one night in February. One night where ad spend is at an annual high and...

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Advertising

Ads of the Week: The last of the big Christmas spots and other stories

Havas London - Heathrow Heathrow has unveiled its second-ever Christmas advert, revealing the epic, 50-year-long love story of Doris and Edward Bair, the much-loved teddy bears, who were shown in the airport's first Christmas TV ad last year. The...

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Advertising

Ads of the Week: Christmas comes early (again) and other stories

Adam&Eve/DDB - John Lewis It's that time of year again. John Lewis has unveiled its hotly anticipated Christmas spot with new star Moz the Monster, who lives under a boy's bed. The ad tells the story of a boy called Joe who is kept awake by the...

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Video Games

#TechTuesday: Who Won E3 2017?

Last week, the gaming industry descended on the Los Angeles Convention Centre to show off their wares, swap war stories and make the wallets of gamers everywhere quiver in fear. E3 2017 was not exactly a banner year for the expo, with precious few of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Comic Relief 2017: The Brands and Agencies getting in on the LOLS

Whilst Comic Relief might be built around the BBC marathon, which takes place tonight (Friday, March 24) on BBC One (and features the much-discussed Love Actually sequel), there is so much more behind the charity event that often gets overlooked,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

What Is No Man's Sky?

Unless you happen to be switched on to the gaming sphere, you might not be aware of the little indie title that could, which is poised to become the biggest hit of the summer. Where your annual Call of Duty, FIFA and Assassins Creed games arguably...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

#TechTuesday: Sony @ E3 2016

Every June, the gaming industry converges on the Los Angeles Convention Centre for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, affectionately known to gamers worldwide as E3. The expo has, in parallel to the industry itself, grown from rather humble...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Netflix brighten our browsers with the Kimmifier

As a impatient man in his (VERY early) thirties with a fibre optic broadband connection and an addictive personality, I've fallen head over heels for Netflix and it's seemingly endless stream of quality original shows, to the extent that my Friday...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Mark Zuckerberg wants to be Iron Man

When you think of Mark Zuckerberg, you don't automatically think of Iron Man. Indeed, the only thing the Facebook CEO has in common with Tony Stark is his vast fortune, but he does have the means to create his very own digital butler. Yes, the JARVIS...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Agency of the Week: TBWA Worldwide

TBWA\Paris create a gender-free Christmas What worldview are we giving to our children? That's the question that food retailer Système U has tasked itself with answering over the 2015 Christmas period with an ambitious, and actually rather...

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Advertising

Agency of the Week: Saatchi & Saatchi

Telling a surreal tale of love in Thailand GrabCar Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand has launched a new campaign for GrabCar with an online film, which acts as a sequel to their launch film “Super Easy Life.” The new film, called “Super...

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Technology

Are smartphone movies hitting the mainstream?

Whilst we’ve all been busy recording gigs and nights out or watching kittens chase shoes on our iPhones, Hollywood has created everything from heart-wrenching film shorts to feature-length thrillers using just their smartphones. Each...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Anna Kendrick awakens her force for Star Wars Battlefront

As the world readies itself for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first in a sequel trilogy set in a galaxy far, far away, gamers are feeling the force for the new Star Wars: Battlefront game. The game will be officially available on...

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Technology

The Week in Tech

Windows 10 hits home The internet was awash with praise this weekend after Windows 10 began quietly slipping into the inboxes of eager Windows 7 and 8.1 users across the world. Some of the highly mooted features include the ability to stream Xbox...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Angry Birds 2 gets bigger, badder, birdier

Whilst it probably won’t go down in history as one of the very best video games of all time, Angry Birds is arguably one of the most important and influential, especially of recent years. Indeed, years before it was dethroned by the godawful...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Shenmue 3 breaks Kickstarter

Whilst some might say that Kickstarter is little more than an unnecessary middle-man, many others have argued that it has revolutionised the way in which the creative industry interacts with its fans by effectively bridging the gap between creator...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Vans X Disney: Almost 50 Years Of Collaboration

You might not automatically put Disneyland and the Van Doren family together (unless you've seen the recent buzz around the new sneaker season), but the two companies have been linked together since the 1960s. A pair of Vans was the go-to shoe for...

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Advertising

VCCP showcase a darker side to McLaren

It's become something of a cliché to “Go to the dark side,” in the media. Modern logic dictates that the second sequel in a trilogy should always be “The dark one,” and adding a touch of gritty realism to a TV show can be...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

NAMM 2015 Highlights

Those in the know (anyone with even a passing interest in performing and/or creating music) will have had their eyes and ears on Anaheim, California last week as the Anaheim Convention Centre hosted the NAMM Show 2015. NAMM (National Association of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Top 5 Weirdest Flappy Bird Clones

Tiny Flying Drizzy - Are you a fan of chart-topping hip-hop star Drake and a fan of Flappy Birds? If so, this is the game for you. Collect Grammy Awards as Drake's disembodied head in this vaguely creepy clone that looks as if it were cobbled...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Entertainment

Is anybody else nervous about the new Star Wars movie?

The news that the next 'Star Wars' film will be a sequel to episode six - 'Return Of The Jedi' - fills me with genuine excitement. That it will star Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew is thrill upon thrill. However, if this...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

Garena and FIFA invite football fans to “Be the One"

Southeast Asian online gaming brand Garena plan to capitalise on the football mania created by the 2014 World Cup, hyping the free EA Sports multiplayer football game, FIFA Online 3 with the help of Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand. Garena was launched in...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

'Let's Go Home'. Those inexcusable movie cliches named and shamed.

I don't know whether it's because I'm a writer, but when I watch a movie, the script and screenplay always take my attention. A great concept with a terrible script can really spoil things; likewise a thumping good screenplay can lift an average...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Personal best. What 2013 did for me.

For all its trials, hardships, wars and woes, 2013 still managed to inject some wonderful stuff into our busy, pressured lives. So, with 2014 snapping at our heels, this would be an appropriate moment to celebrate the things which enhanced the human...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Tooth well told. Why the Corsodyl campaign is a touch of brilliance.

I tried Corsodyl once. My mum had a bottle in her bathroom cabinet and, as it said it was a mouthwash, I took a liberal swig. It was very much like rinsing with floor polish and Polo mints. But it is a 'medicine' and the worse a medicine tastes, the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

The shape of things to come. Highly (in)accurate predictions for 2013.

by Magnus Shaw. Very little is certain in this life, but the mad rush of predictions for the year ahead is a rock on which we can depend in the awkward gap between Christmas and New Year. Unfortunately, most of them will be wildly inaccurate - with...

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Features

Spotlight - Rod Hunt - Illustrator

‘I was originally intending to go into biochemistry & horticulture' Describe your work in one sentence. Retro tinged illustration & detailed character filled landscapes. What's the most important thing you've learnt in your line of...

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